Set up your home workstation to prevent discomfort
As many Australian’s are transitioning to working from home, it’s important to think about the ergonomics of your work station set up. Working with poor posture can create joint tension and muscle fatigue, and impact your ability to concentrate.
Some points to consider:
- Laptops aren’t ideal due to the height of the screen. Consider plugging your laptop into a monitor or raising the laptop on a box/book so that the line of sight places your neck in a neutral position.
- Use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse rather than laptop keyboard so they can be placed within reach.
- Your height and the table height are the two fixed variables. Adjust your chair and move your equipment to facilitate ‘ideal’ posture. You may need to add in a foot rest (a book, a foam roller, a box) to ensure your feet are planted. You can use this website to calculate the ideal height of your chair for you. https://www.ergotron.com/en-au/tools/workspace-planner
Finally, if you are unsure give us a call, we can discuss your desk ergonomics, treat any aches or pains and provide you with a posture plan. Telehealth consults are now available so we can view your setup and advise you from the comfort of your home!